Euthanasia deaths rise quickly in Ontario, likely related to the passing of Bill C-7

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Federal Government passed Bill C-7 on March 17, 2021. The Canadian government predicted that there would be a 20% increase in the number of assisted deaths in Canada. That number proved to vastly underestimate the toil. On July 1, I published some of the data from Health …

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Netherlands man made money selling lethal suicide powder

At least six people died By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. The 28-year-old man taken into custody was identified only as “Alex S.” Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission. A few days ago I reported that a man …

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Legalizing Euthanasia: What we can learn from the Netherlands

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Leo van Doesburg with The European Christian Political Movement  and Diederik van Dijk with the NPV-Care for life published a thorough article titled  Legalizing Euthanasia: What we can learn from the Netherlands, in response to the growing number of countries debating euthanasia and the growing practise of …

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Assisted suicide advocate questions “limits” set by assisted suicide laws in the United States

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I don’t usually write about pro-euthanasia books but Katie Englehart’s  recently published book titled The Inevitable — Dispatches on the Right to Die (St. Martin’s Press, 2021) merits an exception.  Englehart may be promoting her book by discussing provocative issues, but it represents the mainstream of the euthanasia …

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Netherlands Public Prosecutor questions euthanasia rules for people who cannot consent

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Last November I published an article reporting that,  based on the Netherlands Supreme Court’s decision in April 2020, the five regional euthanasia review committees in the Netherlands had agreed to rules to expand euthanasia to include people with dementia. On July 20, 2021, The Dutchnews.nl published an …

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Assisted Dying expansion aided by legislation and a culture of loneliness and isolation

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Lee Harding, writing for the Epoch Times, interviewed me about the expansion of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) euthanasia in Canada for an article that was published on July 13. Harding reports on the 2020 Health Canada euthanasia report which indicated that there was a 35% increase in …

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Eugenics: The root of the assisted dying movement

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In response to attacks against the Care Not Killing Alliance in the UK, Jamie Gillies, in spiked-online,  focuses on the eugenics roots of the assisted dying movement.  Gillies writes about Killick Millard who founded the leading assisted dying group in the UK.  Scotland’s media class seems quite …

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Colombia’s Health Ministry sets euthanasia guidelines, sparks controversy

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In 1997 Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled that “the State cannot oppose the decision of an individual who does not wish to continue living and who requests help to die when suffering from a terminal illness that causes unbearable pain, incompatible with his idea of dignity”.  Since that …

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Opponents of Euthanasia: Look to the past, not the future.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition James Eglinton, who was published in The Times of Scotland on July 8, argues that opponents of euthanasia should look to the past and not try to predict the future.  There is a lot of wisdom in Eglinton’s argument—that “ we can move reliably from our present moment to …

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The disturbing campaign to legalise assisted dying

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Kevin Yuill, the author of the book Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalisation, published  The disturbing campaign to legalise assisted dying on July 4 in the Australian Spectator. Yuill writes about recent campaigns to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United Kingdom and challenges …

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British Columbia cancer patient was pushed toward euthanasia (Medical Assistance in Dying)

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Terry O’Neill, writing for the BC Catholic, has uncovered another story of a person who was pressured toward euthanasia.  The story concerns Joan Rohoway (84) who is dying from cancer. Joan, her daughter Pamela and son-in-law Alain tell O’Neill how Joan was pressured to euthanasia, but the …

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Canada’s mad rush to implement Medical Assistance in Dying (MaiD)

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Peter Stockland, who has followed the issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide for many years, published a comment Sunday on the mad rush to implement more (MAiD) euthanasia in Canada.  Stockland comments on the passing of Bill C-7, the bill that expanded euthanasia. He wrote: My …

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